Samuel W. Richards sworn oath

Samuel W. Richards sworn oath

Dates: 1903

Oath sworn before Martin S. Lindsay, Notary Public, in Salt Lake City on 11 Dec. 1903. The document affirms that Richards was among 25 young men who were called during the winter of 1843-4 by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), to explore the mountains in the West for a place where the Mormons could go to avoid persecution. Richards states that the men had weekly meetings to prepare for the trip and the decision to explore the West was made by Joseph Smith and not by his successor Brigham Young (1801-1877).

  • Extent: 1 microfilm reel (2 fr.)
  • Creator: Richards, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitney), 1824-1909
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1056
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: MSS SC 1056; Samuel W. Richards sworn oath; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1056, LTPSC.
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Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon Church--History; Mormon Church--History--19th century; Mormon pioneers--History; Pioneers
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Microfilms; Oaths
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Richards (Samuel W.) sworn oath
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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Biographical History

Carpenter, Colonel of Utah Militia, author, editor of the "Millennial Star," missionary, and president of the European Mission for the Mormon Church.

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